News and Announcements for 2007
(BetaNews) - After canceling the 2007 Professional Developer's Conference scheduled for October, Microsoft is bringing back PDC for 2008, with the event scheduled to take place October 27 to 30 in Los Angeles.

Traditionally, PDC is held every 2 years to preview major Microsoft platform advances. PDC 03 highlighted Windows Vista -- Longhorn at the time -- while PDC 05 reiterated that focus with Vista and Office 2007, as well as the recently launched Expression Suite.... [read more]


On December 15, 2007, Verizon will be eliminating several Internet dial-up numbers (including the Verizon "500" numbers) in the following states: CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, and WV. You may be currently using an Internet dial-up number for your home or business which may be eliminated. Therefore, you will need to take action to acquire a new local dial-up number no later than December 15, 2007. Please visit http://business.verizon.net/dialaccess. Here you will find an updated dial-up list where you can compare your existing dial-up access number to the list provided online to ... [read more]


In mid-November, Visual Studio 2008 was released to manufacturing and became available on MSDN. The boxed copies will not be available until the end of February. But, why wait? Come to our December 18th event and if you're one of the first 35 registered attendees to walk through the door, you'll receive an eval copy of Visual Studio 2008 with a voucher to upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 Professional at no charge! Danilo Diaz, the Microsoft Developer Evangelist for Pennsylvania and Delaware, will be in town to highlight new features of Visual Studio 2008 and provide demonstrations of the product. ... [read more]


An Information Services Company seeks a Senior Level ASP.net Architect/Developer with strong SQL skill set. Applicants must beexperienced and knowledgeable in ASP.net, C#, Layered Design, Design Patterns, and Database Design. Applicants must also have a strong background in Object Oriented development methodologies and the ability to apply these skills to real-world applications. 3+ years experience designing and developing Web applications using HTML, ASP.NET, and SQL are also required. Please send your resume to mbigus@gmail.com. ... [read more]


Visual Web Developer 2008 is now available for download on the Microsoft MSDN website. This is the final RTM build of VWD 2008. In addition, Visual Studio 2008 is available to MSDN subscribers. The boxed, retail products will not be available until February.... [read more]


One of .NET Valley's very own has joined the ranks of the ASPInsiders. Rachel Appel was voted into the organization in early November. Please join us in congratulating Rachel for being recognized as one of the elite ASP.NET developers. Rachel joins Jason Gaylord, .NET Valley President, as members of the group. To find out more about the ASPInsiders, be sure to visit aspinsiders.com.... [read more]


The IIS team is happy to announce that the RTM version of the FastCGI for IIS is now available for download at http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1521. FastCGI support on IIS6, which is a free download, opens up the Windows Server 2003 platform for hosting PHP and other FastCGI-compliant application frameworks with substantially improved performance and stability. In FastCGI, we are reusing CGI processes for multiple requests to PHP applications so that we can have comparable hosting of PHP hosting on Windows to Linux. As part of this effort, we have been validating the popular PHP applications on Windows and publishing walkthroughs ... [read more]


How often have you sat around on a Thursday flipping through the advertisements to find the best desktop, laptop, monitor, printer, camera, or television deal? Wouldn't you like to know about the deals ahead of time? Now's your chance. Visit the "unofficial" Black Friday website at Gottadeal.com. Gottadeal.com is one of the leading Black Friday deal websites causing enough stir to be threatened by retailers in each of the previous three years including this year.... [read more]


We have received a bunch of job postings from companies during the past two weeks. The postings and their respective companies are found below. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact these companies directly. Be sure to mention that you have found the posting on .NET Valley.

Systems Administrator
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
For more information visit: http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=63890331
Submit your resume to: jobs [at] pridemobility.com

Web Developer (Store Programming)
Solid Cactus Inc.
For more information visit: http://www.solidcactus.com/webdeveloper.html
Submit your resume to: eds [at] solidcactus.com

Java Developer
Solid Cactus Inc.
For more information visit: http://www.solidcactus.com/javadeveloper.html
Submit your resume to: ... [read more]


The Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Virtual PCs distributed by MSDN will be expiring on November 1st, 2007. Microsoft is recommending that if any data is contained on your copy of the VPC that it is backed up as soon as possible to prevent data loss. A new version of the VPC will be available early next week. More information can be found on a blog posting by Jeff Beehler's blog here.... [read more]


.NET Valley would like to offer it's members free hosting sponsored by Verio and INETA.org. The only requirement is to own a top level domain (ie: dotnetvalley.com). To request a free hosting account, place your request using the feedback form. We need your first name, last name, email address, and domain name. When we get you setup, you will receive an email from verio-hosting.com containing your username, password, and DNS information. You'll need to login to your domain management system (ie: GoDaddy, Register.com, Network Solutions, etc) and modify the DNS properties on your domain. If you do not modify your ... [read more]


At our .NET Valley meeting on October 24th, we'll be accepting donations to be given to the American Red Cross on behalf of .NET Valley. This is strictly voluntary. We'd like to thank you in advance and on behalf of the victims of these wildfires.

Wildfires are currently scorching sections of California, burning homes and buildings. Many residents have lost their homes and others are being evacuated to safety. The American Red Cross is on the scene, opening shelters and providing meals and snacks to weary residents. As the needs of families and individuals change and evolve during this difficult time, ... [read more]


Many email boxes in and around the state of Pennsylvania have been getting hit with a "believable" email hoax. The hoax states that beginning on November 10th, 2007, Pennsylvania drivers will be hit with a $50.00 fine for driving and talking on a cell phone. If you have not heard by now, this is a hoax and, in fact, the state legislature does not have an active piece of legislation regarding cell phone usage while driving.

The email can contain one of two attachments. The first is a sample bill that passed through the state representatives. The other is a legislature ... [read more]


Luzerne County Community College has asked many of our .NET Valley members to join their advisory committee. An advisory committee is a group of employers and employees from outside the field of education who advise educators on the design, development, implementation, evaluation, maintenance, and revision of our educational programs. The purpose of this advisory committee is to provide assurance, though technical assistance and resources, that our program curriculum meets the needs of business, industry, labor, the professions, technical trades, and/or the community it is designed to serve, and the program graduates are capable of performing entry-level skills in the occupation ... [read more]


October's .NET Valley Live! user group meeting has been pushed back one week to October 24th. The reason for the move is that it is conflicting with a few regional technology meetings. This event is being held at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. For more information about the event including room specifications, talk times, and talk information, check the event details.... [read more]


.NET Valley is currently looking for volunteer developers to donate their time and efforts to learn new technologies while supporting Northeastern Pennsylvania. We're looking for developers or perspective developers to join our Community Task Team to help build websites for local non-profits that currently need a website or need an updated website. If you are not a developer but would still like to help out supporting our local community by either setting up networks, providing hosting services, or providing financial assistance, please let us know as well. If you are interested in joining our Community Task Team, please contact Jason at ... [read more]


Scott Hanselman, the author of Hanselminutes, has put together a campaign to fight diabetes. Scott has been fighting diabetes like many for quite some time. As a member of the technical community, .NET Valley is asking all members to consider donating to Team Hanselman. To find out more about Team Hanselman and the fight to cure diabetes, visit http://www.hanselman.com/fightdiabetes. We thank all of you who have participated already. Let's help Scott break his goal!... [read more]


The remaining events for the 2007 year have been announced and added to the event calendar on dotnetvalley.com. September's event will be held on September 19th at Scranton University. October's event will be held on October 17th at Kings College. November's event will be held on November 28th at Luzerne County Community College. December's event will be held on December 19th at Penn State - Lehman Campus. We are currently looking for suggestions for our 2008 events. Please forward us any suggestions by using the Feedback form on our website.... [read more]


The .NET Valley community is constantly looking for ways to reach out to the members of the group. Realizing that many group members can benefit from a community-based peer-to-peer network like Facebook, we have created a Facebook community just for you! Click the title above to visit the community and to sign-up.... [read more]


Unwanted telemarketing calls can be a nuisance and an intrusion upon your privacy at home. In 2002, Pennsylvanians were first given the opportunity to avoid these calls by registering for the Do Not Call list. In fact, one million citizens registered in a single two-week period that year, and millions more have registered through the past few years.... [read more]


For the past month Ziff Davis has been having issues with their FeedBurner RSS feeds for eWeek and their other publications. This caused the .NET Valley website to fail after a period of time. We've since corrected that problem on our website and also replaced the eWeek live feeds with BetaNews. BetaNews provided IT professionals and developers with insight into new products or changes to products. This feed updates much more often and will provide .NET Valley members with news more quickly.

If you have any further suggestions for our website, please be certain to provide us with feedback using the ... [read more]


REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 4, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. today released to the Web (RTW) Silverlight™ 1.0, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering richer user experiences on the Web. In addition, Microsoft will work with Novell Inc. to deliver Silverlight support for Linux, called Moonlight, and based on the project started on mono-project.com.... [read more]


The August 22nd meeting at Penn State Lehman is being cancelled. .NET Valley will meet again in Scranton, PA at Scranton University on September 19th. More details about the event will be announced at a later date and time. Sorry for any inconvience.... [read more]


At 4:53pm EST today, Microsoft posted the latest Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 builds on the MSDN and Microsoft.com websites. These builds include a Go Live license allowing developers to use the end products in production environments for testing purposes. The tools are still in an unsupported state. The release of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is set for February 27, 2008 when Microsoft also releases SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008.... [read more]


On July 10th, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 would be released on February 27, 2008. With that in mind, .NET Valley will likely host TechBash 2008 in March or April of 2008. More details regarding TechBash 2008 will be announced in the upcoming months. If you are interested in the event, please check back at a later date and time.... [read more]


Telerik is sponsoring the .NET Valley Live! event for July by providing a free demo CD of their software to each attendee. We will also have food and beverages provided by Telerik. We will be handing out Telerik shirts to attendees. At the end of the evening we will raffle 2 copies of their Telerik subscription.... [read more]


ExtraLabs Software unveils Feed Editor 4.3, a fully-fledged RSS editor that offers you an easy way to create and maintain RSS feeds and podcasts, now with 30% off the regular price.

ExtraLabs Software today announces the release of Feed Editor 4.3. Designed for the Windows OS, this application enables you to create, edit and publish RSS feeds and podcasts surprisingly fast and easy. Compared to other RSS editors in its category, Feed Editor combines an unprecedented number of features, including a support for various RSS formats, a podcasting support, a WYSIWYG HTML editor, an XML editor, an RSS Feed preview, an ... [read more]


As part of Telerik's ongoing and dedicated effort to support local User Groups and INETA, Telerik is pleased to provide .NET Valley members with the opportunity of receiving a Telerik Reporting Developer License ($399 value).

By exploring the Telerik Reporting software and answering 7 out of 11 questions correctly, participants will be granted a complimentary license for the product. Additionally, each license recipient will be entered in the draw to win a 19" NEC LCD monitor.

... [read more]


The .NET Valley event that will be held on June 27th at Scranton University will feature two Microsoft presenters. The first presentation will focus on IT Professionals in the area and will be a presentation on Microsoft Exchange Server by Michael Murphy. The second presentation will feature an AJAX presentation by Lindsay Rutter.

The event will begin with food provided by Microsoft. Each attendee will receive a coffee mug and free magazines. In addition, we are raffling off one copy of Windows Vista with a second install license.

Be sure to sign up today as seating is limited!... [read more]


Until our new job site is up and running, we'll be forwarding job postings via the newsletter. We anticipate that we'll have the new page up and running by August.


Mid-Level Software Developer (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
UnitedOneResources.com

United One Resources is currently looking for a mid level .NET developer for a full time position. The candidate for this position must demonstrate superior problem solving skills, organization, self discipline, creativity, and the ability to be a team participant.

Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop, and implement high performance windows and web applications using the .NET Framework
  • Design and analyze large, mission critical SQL Server databases
  • ... [read more]


    TECHbash 2007 provided technical information and insight to nearly 100 developers and IT professionals on Saturday, May 19th. The event featured six talks from .NET Valley members, Microsoft, CISCO, and Infragistics. The slide decks from the presentations will be posted on the dotnetvalley.com and techbash.com websites later in the week. Check back soon as we'll post here when all presenations have been uploaded!... [read more]


    NANTICOKE – Computer professionals from throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania will gather Saturday to get the lowdown on some of the newest offerings from industry heavyweights Microsoft and Cisco, as well as insight into how to better use popular applications such as Windows Vista and javascript.

    “We’ll be talking about some of the latest and greatest technology,” said Jason Gaylord, a principal organizer of TECHbash 2007. The event is sponsored by the technology user group .NETvalley , which has nearly 600 members from the information technology and Web developer community.

    “For the market that we’re in the size of, the group is outstanding,” said ... [read more]


    Microsoft has announced that Windows Server Code-Named "Longhorn" will now be called Windows Server 2008. More details about this announcement and the product can be found on microsoft.com. If you will be attending TECHbash 2007, Mike Murphy, a Microsoft TechNet presenter, will be talking about the new server OS. You can sign up for TECHbash 2007 at techbash.com.... [read more]


    There are only seven days remaining until TECHbash 2007. There are only a few dozen seats remaining as well. TECHbash 2007 is filling up fast. If you have not registered yet, be sure to register for the event today.

    On Thursday an email will go out to all who are registered to remind them of the location of the event, the time of the event, and the events they registered for.

    ... [read more]


    TechNet Radio has been running some highly popular broadcasts lately and often asks Culminis for suggestions on potential radio guests. If you would like to be interviewed about Longhorn, how you are learning it, and how you are planning to use it, please contact your Culminis Community Lead (.NET Valley President via the Online Feedback Form).

    Free E-Learning training

    Collection 5934: Introducing Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" (Beta 3)—Free for a limited time!

    This online learning collection of five clinics introduces the new features and functionality in Longhorn. The courses cover server virtualization, security and policy management, branch office management, centralized ... [read more]


    IT Pro Magazine is offering free passes to their one day conference on Longhorn. Passes (worth $99) are limited so please contact your Culminis Community Manager (.NET Valley President via the online feedback form) to request yours. Each city has a limited number available, but they will go fast!

    There are 3 different sessions scheduled during the day-long event:
    • Virtualization and Server Management
    • Accessing Applications Remotely and Securely
    • Maintaining Web Applications and Branch
    Please see http://www.windowsitpro.com/roadshows/longhorn/ to review the conference description and to register (after you get your free pass code).

    The upcoming cities are:


    TECHbash 2007 will be in 10 days at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA. If you haven't registered yet, be sure to visit our official techbash.com website and register today! We will have six great presentation and lots of swag.... [read more]


    As a reminder, TECHbash 2007 will be held at Luzerne County Community College on May 19th. For the full agenda, registration, and more, visit techbash.com.

    TECHbash 2007 is promising to be one of the best IT professional and developer conference's to ever be held in Northeastern Pennsylvania. With six sessions and plenty of swag, attendees will surely receive more than they bargain for.

    ... [read more]


    I want to get a certificate! What do I need to do?

    Go to www.cacert.org and register for an account (free!)

    After some preliminary identification, you will be issued a generic certificate. This a fully functioning certificate except it doesn't have your name on it.

    You must bring at least 2 forms of government issued ID to TECHBash. One of them must have a picture and both must have your signature. Additional ID is welcome!

    Fill out the form at CACert table and see the CACert member. If all your papers are in order, the CAcert representative will issue points to you on the ... [read more]


    We are encouraging all attendees to bring their cameras to take pictures at the event. If you do take pictures, be sure to post them on http://www.flickr.com and add the tag 'TECHbash' to each photo taken at TECHbash 2007. Then, on the TECHbash 2007 website, you will be able to check out all of the photos related to TECHbash 2007!... [read more]


    .NET Valley has added a twitter account for TECHbash 2007. Twitter is a web application similar to a blog system that allows short (less than 140 character) posts. The TECHbash 2007 twitter site is meant for .NET Valley members and TECHbash 2007 attendees to post about the event, topics, swag, food, and experience. If you are attending TECHbash 2007, be sure to hop on our "twitter" bandwagon!... [read more]


    The agenda for TECHbash 2007 is now complete. TECHbash 2007 will have two tracks: IT Professional and Code Camp Developer. Each track will have three presentations. The day will begin at 8:30am with breakfast sponsored by Microsoft and TECHbash registration. You must go through registration to receive your official TECHbash 2007 SWAGbag.

    The IT Professional presentations are as follows: At 9am, Microsoft's Bryan Von Axelson will present "Exploring the Features of Windows Vista ". At 10:30am, Cisco's Steve Barrows will present "Modern Day IP Telephony". At 1pm, Microsoft's Michael J. Murphy will present "Windows Server Codename 'LongHorn'".

    The ... [read more]


    Did you know that on May 19th, Northeastern Pennsylvania will play host to a technology conference? Yup, that's right -- and the best part is that it's FREE to attend.

    To ensure that we have saved your seat for TECHbash 2007, be sure to visit the TECHbash website at http://techbash.com/ and register (or re-register) for this event.

    .NET Valley, Northeastern Pennsylvania's only technology user group will be throwing this technology party on Saturday, May 19th at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA. The event will begin with registration opening at 8am and should conclude by 3pm later that ... [read more]


    .NET Valley members can now interact with other Culmninis groups using our CulmiNation portal. Our portal can be accessed at anytime by using the Culmination link in the menu above or by visiting http://dotnetvalley.com/culmination. Culmination has been created and is supported by Culminis.... [read more]


    TECHbash 2007 is now officially one month away. It's hard to believe that in four weeks you'll have access to some of the latest topics and concepts in the technology world. Don't hesitate, be sure to sign-up today at http://techbash.com/registration. In addition, the first 120 registered attendees through the doors at Luzerne County Community College will receive their very own SWAGbag. More details about the SWAGbag will be announced at a later time.

    TECHbash 2007 will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2007 at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA.

    ... [read more]


    Due to an unforseen circumstance, we were unable to capture some of the initial event registrations for TECHbash 2007. We are asking everyone who registered to please re-register for the event. If we already have your registration, the system will still let you re-register, but will only update your existing records and will not create a new registration. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Keep visiting techbash.com on a weekly basis as more information about the event will be announced.

    You may register for TECHbash 2007 by visiting techbash.com/registration/.... [read more]


    .NET Valley is pleased to announce that every attendee at TECHbash 2007 will receive a goodie bag filled with a TECHbash t-shirt, .NET Valley pen, and free magazines from MSDN Magazine, asp.net Pro, and CoDe Magazine.

    In addition, .NET Valley will have a "Pick-a-Prize Free Auction". For each session that you attend, you will receive a ticket. You may then place your ticket in any basket of your choice for corresponding prizes which include one of 15 second install licenses for Windows Vista, Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 with 5 CALS, Microsoft Office 2003, Exchange Server 2003, and more!

    Finally, ... [read more]


    TECHbash 2007 is approaching quickly and we'd like to make sure that you have your seat reserved. Register for TECHbash 2007 today to guarentee your seat and to be entered into our TECHbash raffles for great prizes (you must be present to win). TECHbash 2007 will be held on Saturday, May 19th at the Luzerne County Community College. For more information, please visit techbash.com.

    Please register at techbash.com/registration/.... [read more]


    Wilkes-Barre (PA) - TECHbash 2007 will be on Saturday, May 19th, 2007 from 8:30am until 2:30pm at Luzerne County Community College. More specific details about the event can be found at techbash.com

    what is TECHbash 2007?
    Today's IT professionals and Developers are stuck with one of the most difficult tasks: "Keeping up with the Gateses." During TECHbash, IT professionals and developers will learn some of the latest tips and tricks of the trade as well as previewing cutting edge technology. The best part about TECHbash is that its FREE! So, you'll learn some great things and ... [read more]


    DotNetSlackers is proud to present its authors with the chance to win 1 of 3 Xbox 360 Core Systems (worth 299$). Simply write an article for DotNetSlackers, following our Submission Guidelines, and you’ll automatically have a chance to win 1 of 3 XBoxs. It couldn’t be simpler!

    Every month, for three months, registered DotNetSlackers users will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite DotNetSlackers article and the winning author gets a brand new Xbox 360!

    ... [read more]


    .NET Valley has cancelled the Scranton, PA event for April that was supposed to be held on April 18th. The reason for the cancellation is that we are preparing ourselves for a big announcement on April 6th. Be sure to stay tuned as this announcement is sure to effect all IT professionals and developers that live within a 100 mile radius of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area of Northeastern Pennsylvania.... [read more]


    DotNetValley.com has been updated again.

    To guarentee your seat at a .NET Valley Event, be sure to visit the event page on the website or choose register for each session you'd like to attend in the event notification emails. This will allow .NET Valley to estimate how many are attending for food and giveaway purposes as well as to ensure the seating capacity will be fine for each event.

    .NET Valley also released a new survey feature (compliments of PeterBlum.com) to the website to solicit visitor and member feedback. Please be sure to visit the website each month as each month's ... [read more]


    .NET Valley was at the community table during the Scranton, PA launch event for Microsoft's Vista, Office 2007, Exchange 2007, and .NET 3.0. During Mike Murphy's morning talk to IT Professionals, Rachel Appel, one of .NET Valley's presenters and group leaders, presented about the Office Migration Planning Manager and the Application Compatibility Toolkit.

    During the event, .NET Valley members met with attendees of the Microsoft conference to discuss the user group and to sign up new members. We also passed out over 100 Microsoft Vista books including the Administrator's Pocket Guide (which isn't really a pocket guide at all) and ... [read more]


    We are excited to announce that we are a member of the Culminis Alliance, an innovative global support program designed to help elevate the status of IT Professionals in the workplace as well as the community.

    As part of the Culminis Alliance, we are able to provide you with a wealth of benefits specifically for IT Pros, including:
    • Live presentations by top IT experts from sponsors such as Microsoft and Windows IT Pro Magazine


    • Networking opportunities with your peers through regional and national conferences


    • Career resources such as a searchable job database and articles specific to the IT industry


    • A ... [read more]


    .NET Valley has reopened its online store with updated apparel, housewares, bags, hats, buttons, and more! With prices starting at just $1.50, there is something to find for everyone. Be sure to visit the store today to support .NET Valley. The store can be found at http://www.cafepress.com/dotnetvalley.... [read more]


    .NET Valley's very own Jason N. Gaylord has authored this month's ASP.NET article in MSDN magazine. The article, titled 'Manage Web Users With Custom Profile Providers', discusses how to create a custom profile provider by using the Table Profile Provider found at the ASP.NET Sandbox. This article deals with ASP.NET 2.0 profile providers, building a custom provider, and authentication and authorization. Jason also provided a downloadable Visual Studio Installer file that can be used to establish your project.... [read more]


    Microsoft TechNet will be coming to Scranton on Tuesday, February 27th to host the Northeastern Pennsylvania Launch for Microsoft Windows Vista™, 2007 Microsoft® Office system, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. As an added incentive to visit this launch event, Microsoft has arranged a free gift to all registered attendees:

    Receive your FREE copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove 2007** when you register and attend a Microsoft Across America launch event near you.

    In addition .NET Valley has arranged a free gift to the first 100 visitors to the .NET Valley table during the afternoon session.

    The first 100 ... [read more]


    On Saturday, February 3rd, 2007, .NET Valley members will be on hand at Circuit City in Wilkes-Barre Township to help the store lauch Windows Vista and Office 2007. This special event will begin around 10am and conclude around 2pm. They will demonstrate some of the new features of both products near the Vista kiosk. Microsoft has provided swag from buttons to pens and more! Be sure to stop down at the store, catch the demo, and see what Circuit City has to offer. To get directions to Circuit City and to find out more about this location, please visit [read more]


    The .NET Valley User Group has released a new User Group website at http://www.dotnetvalley.com. The website places an emphasis on developers and IT professionals in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Since the group's inception in April 2003, .NET Valley has continued to grow and to support the communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

    The new website features many enhancements:

    • Richer Content - .NET Valley now provides a list of events and news as well as news from other sources such as MSDN and eWeek. By subscribing to .NET Valley's RSS feeds, you can stay up to date with the latest news and events. ... [read more]


    To celebrate the worldwide availability of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Bill and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer were joined onstage in New York City by several of the 50 families from around the world who helped Microsoft test and develop software features for families living the digital lifestyle. Click the title above to check out the release webcast.... [read more]


    Today, Microsoft released version 1.0 of their AJAX Library. According to Microsoft, "ASP.NET AJAX is a free framework for quickly creating a new generation of more efficient, more interactive and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers." With ASP.NET AJAX, you can create next-generation interfaces with reusable AJAX components, enhance existing Web pages using powerful AJAX controls with support for all modern browsers, continue using Visual Studio 2005 to take your ASP.NET 2.0 sites to the next level, access remote services and data directly from the browser without writing a ton of complicated script, and enjoy ... [read more]

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